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19.09.2019 | 12:03 PM

Revolutionising the coupon industry

18.09.2019 | 04:37 PM

Highlights from the World Economic Forum Africa in Cape Town

18.09.2019 | 11:58 AM

How cannabis companies are getting creative with their lifestyle branding

16.09.2019 | 02:56 PM

How to make your online presence work for you

16.09.2019 | 12:58 PM

New fintech platform YOCO is closing South Africa’s card payment gap

13.09.2019 | 11:58 AM

The best time to brainstorm is not when you would expect, according to science

12.09.2019 | 11:03 AM

Apple may have just copied one of Instagram and Snapchat’s most fundamental features

11.09.2019 | 10:31 AM

Apple Event 2019: All new features of the iPhone 11

10.09.2019 | 03:42 PM

Quickfire career Q&A with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

10.09.2019 | 11:20 AM

Propelling Africa in the age of 4IR

09.09.2019 | 12:45 PM

5 free websites to help boost your business

05.09.2019 | 11:24 AM

These 5 habits are preventing you from making a behavioural change

04.09.2019 | 03:05 PM

Apps to help you live a greener lifestyle

04.09.2019 | 02:51 PM

Four business travel productivity killers

03.09.2019 | 01:28 PM

The meterioric rise (and fall?) of TikTok

03.09.2019 | 11:56 AM

4 ways automation is revolutionising the banking sector

03.09.2019 | 11:52 AM

Software vendor IsoMetrix creates sustainable partnership with risk management company NOSA

02.09.2019 | 04:44 PM

Scared you’re being spied on through your laptop webcam? Here are 10 tips for going off the grid

02.09.2019 | 12:06 PM

These CEOs are reshaping the 40-hour work week – here’s why you should try it

30.08.2019 | 04:25 PM

WIN: Africa’s brightest entrepreneurs and innovation thought leaders gather for SA Innovation Summit

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5 free websites to help boost your business

Fortunately, it’s never been easier to start a business. Unfortunately, it’s never been harder to get people to pay attention to it. Here are some low-impact and—even better—free sites and services you can leverage in order get your company looking its best and get the word out that you’re ready to work. 1. SHAPE UP […]

Software vendor IsoMetrix creates sustainable partnership with risk management company NOSA

As two innovative companies at the forefront of their field, IsoMetrix and NOSA are set to collaborate on integrated solutions.  The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $223 billion of assets under management, has acquired a majority stake in IsoMetrix, the world’s leading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) software vendor, through their $698 million […]

These CEOs are reshaping the 40-hour work week – here’s why you should try it

The sleeping habits of CEOs and founders are revealing in many ways, but the biggest takeaway is this: Most of them work a lot. That’s little surprise when you consider the fact that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, even the average full-time worker spends about 8.5 hours at work on a weekday (and 5.4 hours when […]

WIN: Africa’s brightest entrepreneurs and innovation thought leaders gather for SA Innovation Summit

The stage is set to accelerate the entrepreneurship space, with the brightest minds in the innovation sector gathering for three days of pitching, partnering on and showcasing the most innovative products and services in Africa. The SA Innovation Summit, taking place from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September 2019 at the Cape Town Stadium, will […]

This innovative brand of sneaker-care products is melding street culture with environmental sustainability

Sneaker LAB is permeating global sneaker culture not only through their innovative products, but with an ethos of youth upliftment and sustainable community development.  Founder Jo Farah shared some insight on the societal impact of entrepreneurship and the integral role it plays in solving the world’s most pertinent economic issues. It’s safe to say that […]

A clean sweep with SweepSouth – how Aisha Pandor did it

Five years in her role as CEO and co-founder of SweepSouth, Aisha Pandor tells Fast Company SA how the journey has been.  What is SweepSouth? SweepSouth is an on-demand domestic cleaning service that brings technology to the domestic services industry and takes the hassle out of having to scramble to find a domestic cleaner. Operating […]

Gaining finance as a female entrepreneur: A guideline

While women have made great strides in entrepreneurship over the past decade, female entrepreneurs still lag behind their male counterparts when it comes to raising capital. While the goal remains to close any funding gap that exists in this regard, a positive upshot has been that many women business owners have proved to be resource-efficient by […]

New study finds networking in the workplace doesn’t always work for women – here’s why

The value of connecting unacquainted friends at work shouldn’t be understated, especially for women. In this role, you’re exposed to new information, ideas, and advice, your performance soars, and even your prospects of promotion can improve. But like so many other workplace phenomena, why do men benefit more from brokering these new connections than women? Researchers have previously […]

How to enhance workplace productivity in the digital age

Embracing technology isn’t just a matter of having the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos at hand whenever we want to use them – it’s something that’s integrated into every part of our everyday lives. And it’s no different for businesses. Technology is part of everything, and if you don’t keep up with it, you […]

Productivity 101 for new entrepreneurs

Having dreamt about doing your own thing, you suddenly find yourself at the helm of your own enterprise.  A daunting experience at the best of times, its particularly so for those starting out small, believes David Seinker, founder and CEO of The Business Exchange (TBE), a company that currently offers flexible co-working space throughout Johannesburg […]

How to build audience engagement and reduce no-shows at your events

With the rise of free events filling up social calendars across genres, event planners are faced with the familiar dilemma that comes with it – no-shows. For the average free event, organisers currently anticipate a drop-off rate as high as 50% on the day. But what can organisers do to prevent this from happening? While […]

#FCMostCreative: Meet Dare Okoudjou from MFS Africa

As a self-described “dreamer, hustler and leader”, Dare Okoudjou heads up MFS Africa, one of the continent’s largest mobile payment platforms. Currently, it’s seen as the best gateway to send money to mobile wallets in Africa. The company covers 180 million mobile money recipients across all major networks. Their mission? To develop and distribute tailored […]

Two Tone Global: a 100% Black Owned Agency becomes a member of the global Travel Consul

One of South Africa’s most cutting-edge integrated agencies has become the latest inductee into the prestigious Travel Consul, sealing its brand as a bona fide global leader in the travel and tourism communication industry. Two Tone Global now boasts a strategic partnership with the Travel Consul, a world-wide network of best-in-class tourism marketing agencies and […]

9 tips for navigating online trading like a pro

The online trading economy in South Africa is massive. Commmunity website Gumtree has more than 700,000 live ads for goods and services alone – and it’s growing all the time. Gumtree SA GM-Director Claire Cobbledick says that although the vast majority of online sellers and buyers are genuine, it is important for everyone to be alert and aware. […]

#WomensMonth: Spotlighting inspirational women in social media

Women’s month in South Africa is a time for reflection and celebration – a month of paying homage to the women who are propelling the country forward through excellence and dedication. These three women in social media are worth a mention:

How to be financially savvy at every stage of life

Insurance is big business and there are financial products that cover just about everything. But how do you establish which financial products are absolutely necessary or whether what you have is enough? The latest unemployment statistics from Statistics South Africa have revealed that the current unemployment rate in the country stands at 29%, the highest […]

Learning from millennials: How to run a socially-conscious business

With purpose-driven millennials and Generation Z making up an increasingly large portion of consumers, there is a global trend towards “belief-driven buying”, whereby consumer behaviour is influenced by a brands’ standings on societal issues. As such, to remain relevant in this new era of conscious consumerism, South African businesses should consider taking a more socially […]

Remembering the human factor in automation

In today’s digital climate, customers are noisier than ever, especially when you don’t ask them to be. In a world dominated by the race to close the human-machine gap, finding the blind spots within the digital journey is imperative for marketers. With 40% of CMO’s stating that they spent most of their budgets on digital and social media (Cinman, […]

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